Rehearsal Dinner in Santorini

As you know we love to plan pre & post wedding events to destination weddings. And to that end we do encourage couples to throw events around their wedding which are different than the actual wedding. For the wedding of Olga & Matt (which you can see here) and which took place in Santorini, we planned an intimate welcome dinner at Aegialos Restaurant on Exo Gialos beach. The dinner was a casual affair with tables set-up on the sand and against the beautiful Santorinian volcanic backdrop. A traditional Greek seafood feast was served to guests on family-style setting with lots of locally produced delicacies, local wine and traditional desserts.

The gorgeous couple also managed to slot is a brief “couple’s photos session” with our friend and amazing photographer Dylan Little of Tyme Photography.

We hope you enjoy the beautiful photos!

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Wedding in Santorini

Zeena & Johnny a beautiful couple from London fell in love with Santorini in one of their travels and a few years later they decided to return to the island to exchange their vows in this idyllic setting in front of their family and friends. Their destination wedding was a 4 day celebration filled with fun activities which included pre-wedding cocktails in a beautiful Fira balcony overlooking the caldera, a casual taverna lunch in Perivolos, a casual get-together of friends for a swim in Theros Wave in Vlychada all of which lead to the big day!

The bride and groom exchanged vows in a ceremony orchestrated by their own pastor in a whitewashed Santorinian chapel after which all friends and family joined the couple in a sunset cocktail at Rocabella Hotel where the reception took place.

The décor was sweet and romantic with pink and mint as the chosen wedding colors as well as some light touches of lace matching the dress of the bride.

I hope you enjoy the beautiful moments captured by the talented photographer Giannis Alefantou!

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Pre Wedding Acropolis Tour

We have many times organized pre and post wedding events such as welcome cocktail parties, dinners, good buy brunches and fun beach days but this summer we planned a pre wedding celebration that was truly unique. The wedding of Marika and Brett (which we will be sharing with you very soon!) took place in Athens and the couple had the wonderful idea of welcoming their guests through offering them the opportunity to explore the Athens city center. The tour started with guests being picked-up from their hotels, and they were all transported to the center of town. They first walked through the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and then ascended the Acropolis hill with a guide who explained about the glorious monuments of the Acropolis such as the Parthenon, the Erectheion, the Propylaia. Guests admired the magnificent views to the Ancient Agora, the Observatory, the Philopappos, all the away to the sea. Later, they made their way to the Acropolis museum where more of the Acropolis artifacts are displayed in the very unique layout of the museum.

After a busy day guests enjoyed some ice-cream in the cobbled streets of Plaka before heading to the roof terrace of the Hilton Hotel to enjoy cocktails and admire the sunset over Athens.

This wonderful day was captured by the photographer, Thanasis Kaiafas. We hope you enjoy this!!

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A summer wedding in Athens

The destination wedding of Mersina &  Stelios took place in the south coast of Athens, also know as the Athenian Riviera. The groom, who was born in Cyprus and bride who came from the beautiful island of Mytilini, traveled with their closest family and friends to celebrate their union. The ceremony was held in a small white washed chapel on a sizzling hot July day. Guests were then taken to the stunning seaside reception venue for cocktails and dinner.

We started planning the wedding only 5 months before the wedding but the bride had a clear idea of the look and feel of the wedding which made planning a breeze! We used soft and romantic colors mixed with a few rustic notes. To thank their guests, the couple organized gifts and favors for all, from the traditional wedding favors to sandalwood fans and silk pashminas for the ladies as well as Cuban cigars for the gents. They also surprised guests with a magnificent fireworks show as a kick-off to the entertainment that was to follow until the early hours of the next mooring!

George Pahountis captured this lovely wedding though his beautiful photos that we share with you below! We hope you enjoy them!

Bride’s Dress & Accessories: Victoria Kyriakides

Groom’s Attire: Bespoke by Savile Row Tailor Whitcomb & Shaftesbury

Videographer : With Heart Films

Wedding Planner/Stylist & Florals: White Ribbon Boutique Events

Venue: Island Art & Taste

Catering & Cake: Aria Fine Catering

Paper Goods: Minted

Place Cards: Atelier Invitations

Fireworks: Nanos Fireworks

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Jadelin & Petros, A wedding in Santorini

Santorini has definitely been a hot destination for weddings over the past 5 years. It is with no surprise that couples travel from all over the world to exchange vows in an island that combines the breathtaking natural beauty of the caldera and the stunning Cycladic architecture.

One of these couple were Jadelin & Petros who traveled all the way from South Africa along with their closest friends and family, to exchange vows over the stunning caldera. The beautiful bride arrived to the church accompanied by traditional musicians. The ceremony took place in a small blue domed chapel almost hanging off the Imerovigli cliffs. The wedding reception was held in the gorgeous balcony of the Rocabella Hotel where guest danced until early in the next morning!

Thanasis Kaiafas captured this lovely wedding though his beautiful photos and the  talented videographer, Kostas Kastanakis through his amazing video!

We thank Jade & Petros for this wonderful experience and wish them an amazing journey to follow !

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